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Phrasal verbs: transportation

Worksheet overview

With this ESL worksheet, students will learn useful phrasal verbs related to transportation and different means of transport and will practise them with the speaking activities included.

The first 10 phrasal verbs (e.g. speed up, drop off, pull over, drive off, run over, slow down) are introduced through a short dialogue between 2 colleagues. Students work out the meaning of the phrasal verbs from context and match them to their definitions. To practise, students complete 6 rules or tips about driving with the correct phrasal verb and discuss whether or not they follow the advice. 

Next, the rest of the phrasal verbs (e.g. get around, hop on, get on/off) are introduced through a dialogue between a tourist and a receptionist. After matching the verbs to their definitions, students write a similar dialogue, but about their own city. After that, they are asked to paraphrase 5 sentences using a suitable phrasal verb.

The last 3 activities are focused on speaking. First, students are asked to give a suitable answer to 6 questions, using the given phrasal verb. Next, they work in pairs to create a travel itinerary. Finally, they discuss 5 questions related to mobility and transportation.

You can use the conversation cards to revise these transport-related phrasal verbs with 12 conversation questions.


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This worksheet works well in combination with the following lesson plans

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